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 05 July 2014 at 9:30PM - 11:30PM 


Parabola Arts Centre
Parabola Rd, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3AA
United Kingdom
+44 1242 707338

50 years after Robert Moog first presented his monophonic synthesizer to the world, Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory brings together no fewer than 10 Moogs on stage.

With a lineup including composer Graham Fitkin and Portishead’s Adrian Utley, the Ensemble performs Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3, excerpts from John Carpenter’s sci-fi fantasy Escape From New York and a new piece by Gregory featuring a specially developed device that synchronises the synths together like a huge player piano. The second half features a score by Will Gregory played live to a poignant film The Service Of Tim Henman.

The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble first performed together in 2005 as part of the Bath Festival, recreating some of the ‘Switched on Bach’ arrangements of Wendy Carlos in the Seventies. As one half of the electronic music sensation Goldfrapp, the keyboard-player and composer Will Gregory is one of the UK’s leading advocates of using synthesizers and electronic instruments to create new sounds and reinvent old ones. The band perform a mixture of specially composed music, transcriptions of classical works, and their own versions of music from popular culture and film scores.

Contemporary Composers : Various

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